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Simone411

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Though it’s been more than a decade since she’s skated competitively, Kwan still slays on the ice.
Wow! She does more than just still slaying the ice. She still owns the ice.

I turned 52 years old on September 10th, 2010. On September 29th, Michelle performed in Yuna Kim's show, All That Skate. I have a few tears in my eyes right now just thinking about that show. I was well then, and fully capable of doing anything. I also didn't know that my whole future and life would change in a very short amount of time. I almost didn't make it. But I did make it, and I lived to see my 53rd birthday which was very special because it was one of those "once in a lifetime moments". My birthday was 09/10/11. That won't occur again until 09/10/3011.

So this show that Michelle performed in was really special to me. It was also one of those "once in a lifetime" moments for anyone that got to attend and also got to see that show on TV. I'm so glad I made it, and was able to see Michelle skate that beautifully from that link you provided, @Yazmeen. That's another "once in a lifetime moment" for me.

Beauty truly does exist whenever we see the Kween perform on the ice.

Michelle Kwan - Winter Song
 

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@Simone411 thanks for posting the link to Winter Song, I remember too. It was such a thrilling time for us fans.

Any updates on what Michelle has been doing in Korea?
I just found this article which is 3 hours old. It's an interview from Mic.

American Hero Michelle Kwan Still Gets Emotional When She Looks At How Far Figure Skating Has Come

Adding this portion of the interview:

Mirai Nagasu has said what an inspiration you’ve been for her, and you’re often a point of pride for the Asian-American community. How does it feel to see that seven out of 14 of the U.S. figure skaters here in Pyeongchang are Asian-Americans?

MK: It’s pretty surreal. I grew up watching Kristi Yamaguchi, a Japanese-American skater and I remember meeting her when I was 11 or 12. And with Mirai — we’ve talked about how similar our stories are. Her parents had a Japanese restaurant and, growing up, her mom was sewing costumes and sewing sequins onto her dresses. We talked about how, compared to other skaters, she didn’t have custom-made, fancy dresses because her parents couldn’t afford those luxury things.

My story is the exact same. Our family had a Chinese restaurant and my mom was the one sewing beads by hand onto everything. I borrowed costumes even up to the senior level, when I was second in the country. I was wearing costumes that people [lent] me then.

I’m just really proud. Mirai is a friend, and I can see her developing into this incredible woman who’s strong, who’s graceful, who’s classy, who’s articulate. It’s really beautiful to see, and to see how she’s representing our country.
 
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I borrowed costumes even up to the senior level, when I was second in the country. I was wearing costumes that people [lent] me then.
to be fair, I’m sure it’s hard to notice a borrowed costume when you’re standing on the podium next to someone in a purple “sexy Barney” Halloween costume :p
 

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I miss spirals that last more than 2.5 seconds.
I miss Michelle's spirals. I definitely do not miss the spiral sequence that was required under IJS with it's 3 seconds to count rule, or the 6 second one. Those became the most painful parts of any IJS programmes for me :shuffle:
 

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Michelle has reportedly sold her Rhode Islands mansion. There was one tidbit that I never knew - that Clay had announced that they were getting a divorce on Twitter before he even told her.
 

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Michelle has reportedly sold her Rhode Islands mansion. There was one tidbit that I never knew - that Clay had announced that they were getting a divorce on Twitter before he even told her.
Yeah, and I hope the trust fund baby didn't get too much of the money she earned from her child labor.
 
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